New DOMINANT PRO strings from Thomastik-Infeld
Thomastik-Infeld are delighted to announce their latest orchestral string revolution with the launch of the new DOMINANT PRO series.
The Vienna-based string brand changed the landscape of string manufacturing forever in 1970 when it became the first company to successfully develop and manufacture strings with a synthetic core of nylon threads. They named them DOMINANT… and they are still the most played and popular violin strings today!
Following Thomastik-Infeld’s DOMINANT 50 Year Anniversary celebrations at the end of 2020, the company now proudly presents DOMINANT PRO strings.
Developed to expand upon the possibilities of existing DOMINANT, DOMINANT PRO is not aimed to change the basic character of DOMINANT, but rather to offer an additional, contemporary repertoire of strings.
DOMINANT PRO strings are ideally suited for chamber musicians, soloists, and orchestra musicians alike. Players can expect an exciting array of characteristics:
- Exceptionally powerful
- Good balance of brilliance and warmth
- Broad range of sound colours
- Supports the radiance of the instrument in the long term
- Reacts immediately with a focused sound core
- A sound that fills the room
- Bell-like tonal character
- High resistance to bow pressure
- Suitable for soloists
- Very high level of dynamics – can be played very quietly and very loudly
What makes Dominant Pro so special?
DOMINANT PRO sound darker, more focused and respond more directly than DOMINANT strings. Despite their direct response, they give musicians the possibility to create a broad range of sound colours. The string tensions have been increased by an incremental amount to adapt the resistance to bow pressure to suit the extended playing requirements of musicians without overburdening their instrument.
DOMINANT PRO strings assert themselves very well against the sound of an entire orchestra and with corresponding dynamics and a capacity for modulation, they also offer excellent possibilities when used in chamber music. A newly strung set reach their optimum performance and sound capabilities within two to three hours of playing.
Anton Sorokow, violinist and first concertmaster of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, says, “I am completely fascinated by the tonal warmth, balance and immense power radiated by these strings. I can warmly recommend these violin strings to all instrumentalists of every level.”
DOMINANT PRO violin string sets (DP100) are available to order now in the UK & Ireland exclusively through Barnes & Mullins, with a retail price of £86.95. Single strings also available. www.bandm.co.uk
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